Optimal Scientific is a small business founded by two close friends, Brandy and Tyler, who met and worked at a chemistry lab in 2010. Through their experiences working in the lab, they noticed that some of the obstacles labs face are the high cost of equipment, supplies and availability.
Years later, Brandy and Tyler both took an interest in the field of histology. It provided a more meaningful and fascinating way to engage their careers as laboratory professionals. After returning to school for the histology program, they each found homes at small labs in Washington state. Like many other small businesses, they too struggle to maintain affordable, quality products to keep their labs smoothly operating. At that point they understood there is room for improvement.
A business partnership was formed as Brandy and Tyler recognized they had the knowledge, talent, and experience to find better solutions for anything a lab needs. Optimal Scientific is a company that offers similar glass, plastic, paper items and tools as some competitors, but with better pricing and availability. It's also a great place to get help with difficult-to-find items, as well as our new products entering the commercial market. Furthermore, the quality of the products that come direct from manufacturers is personally verified in the laboratory before it is ever sold on the website. Company costs are kept low by mainly operating as an e-commerce business with very little overhead and with upfront pricing that is fair to all customers.
Why shop with us?
- We are 2 certified HTL Histotechs that are "embedded" in the histology community, with 1 goal in mind: Change the histology world forever. We hope to "revolutionize" microtomy, offer incredible prices, and introduce new ideas to the industry around the world. We are innovative thinkers who want to improve histology from a histotech's perspective.
- Most of our products have been tested daily in a real histology lab setting since we started this business in 2018.
- Our company is amazingly diverse for 2 people. We are a minority woman and US veteran owned and operated enterprise. We are located near Seattle, so if you're nearby, please shop local with us and we'll deliver personally for free.
- You can find our items on Amazon, eBay, and Facebook. However, you will always find the best prices here on our website.
- Do you have a special request? A complaint? A suggestion? We value any feedback and we are here to better serve our fellow histotechs. Need assistance finding a product? We are amazingly resourceful and eager to help. Overpaying? We can find you better deals.
- We offer the same Fair, Upfront, Honest pricing to everyone, regardless of your lab size, company size, or order size. We don't force you to create an account and log-in to see our prices.
- Our checkout process is clear and simple. We follow up our orders with tracking information and updates via email. We ship fast. If there's a problem, we respond immediately and communicate with you.